Yoakum, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Yoakum had a population of 6,064 as of July 1, 2016. Yoakum ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Yoakum is located at latitude 29.2932 and longitude -97.147 in DeWitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yoakum (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeWitt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Yoakum are located in DeWitt County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lavaca County.

The City of Yoakum (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Yoakum is located within Yoakum Division of DeWitt County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Yoakum population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Yoakum, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,064
Population in Households 5,945
Population in Familes 4,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density1 1,324
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 2,178
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,492
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,491 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 687 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 403 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $80,410
Average Home Value $121,831


Median Household Income $39,005
Average Household Income $53,394
Per Capita Income $20,309
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.9%
Households 0.48% 0.85%
Families 0.47% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Yoakum, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yoakum to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 356 80th
Population Density1 # 531 70th
Diversity Index2 # 297 83rd
Median Household Income # 1155 34th
Per Capita Income # 1112 36th

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